Kemp Holden began his ministry preaching on the streets of San Antonio, Texas while a sophomore in high school. He later attended International Bible College where he met his wife Carol. They were married in 1964 and formed a powerful ministry team preaching the gospel not only in the United States but soon their passion for missions would take them to the island of Jamaica where they founded and built a church and a school on the north coast.
Soon after returning to the U.S., traveling as an evangelist, they felt God calling them to Fort Smith, Arkansas where they built Harvest Time Tabernacle. They watched that small beginning of 27 people grow to one of the largest churches in the region with not only a local focus but a global impact touching over fifty nations of the world. After 38 years as senior pastor, having mentored his successor, Pastor Marty Sloan, he led the transition and passed the baton to the new senior pastor. Pastor Holden now serves as Pastor Emeritus of Harvest Time where he and his family attend.
Kemp has served on the Greater Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Board of Directors for the Community Rescue Mission, and served as President of the School Board of Union Christian Academy, a fully accredited K-3 through 12th grade, Christian school. He is currently the Chairman of Worldwide Missionary Evangelism, Inc. a fellowship of pastors, ministers, and missionaries. Pastor Holden will quickly tell you, “I have three passions in my life, the local church, foreign missions and Christian education.
Pastor Holden’s anointed ability to effectively communicate Bible truths, his deep sense of humor, and the practical application of Bible truths make him a much sought after speaker both here in the U.S. and abroad. He was on local television and radio in the Fort Smith Area for over 38 years.
Kemp is an avid outdoorsman and loves to fish and hunt. He and his wife, Carol reside in Fort Smith, Arkansas. They have two daughters, Annette, her husband Chuck Boorman, and Kim, her husband, Dr. Patrick McClain and four grandchildren, Courtney, Holden, Faith and Evan.
Steve Dixon began his ministry in 1972 as an evangelist traveling extensively throughout the United States and many foreign countries conducting crusades. In 1975, Steve married Cozy Bartlett of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and they continued their evangelistic ministry until 1984.
While preaching and teaching has been Steve’s primary focus, a great part of their ministry has revolved around music. They have recorded 15 albums. Most of the musical compositions are those of Steve. His positive approach in writing worship music has attracted the attention of several internationally known Christian artists who have performed & recorded his music.
In 1984 they turned their attention to pastoral ministry. Steve is the founding pastor of Christian Life Cathedral in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Steve has been privileged to have his father, C.L. “Red” Dixon serve as co-pastor with him of this dynamic church. CLC is a growing, thriving church body concerned with the hurts of our world.
There is a philosophy and an attitude of ministry that the Dixons have that is most timely for this generation - a visible compassion for people and a positive message of restoration and hope for the hurting. Steve Dixon continues to respond to a limited number of invitations annually to conduct leadership and teaching conferences (to date twenty countries).
Steve and Cozy Dixon have two married sons, Steven II and Amber Dixon and Ella Cosette, and Christopher and Charity Dixon.
Dale Yerton has served in Christian ministry for over 50 years. As president of The Living Faith, Inc, he provides his quality teaching materials to leaders in 35 nations and each year trains more than 2,000 ministers, preaching an average of 250 times annually.
He helps oversee two groups of churches in Central America and assists in building 20-25 new churches annually as well as providing leadership training for their pastors.
His book, Foundation Truth, has been distributed in over 20 languages across 80 nations. His other series are being used in Bible schools and radio/television broadcasts worldwide.
He, and Evelyn, his wife of 42 years, reside in Kentucky. They have two children—Kari and Lora, who is married to Vince Farrell---and two grandchildren—Emma and Bennett Farrell.
Harry Saylor serves as Senior Pastor of Faith Fellowship Church in Winfield, Alabama and as Executive Director of Administrations for Worldwide Missionary Evangelism (WME). He also enjoys ministering the Word both here in the States and around the World.
Pastor Robert Wells pastored for seven years in Westwego, Louisiana, & in 1982 felt the call of God and accepted the pastoralship of Harvest Time Tabernacle in Abbeville, Louisiana. Pastor Wells received Jesus as his personal Savior at the age of twelve. At the age of seventeen he was licensed into the ministry. From his youth up, he was always involved in some facet of the ministry. After high school, Pastor & his wife, Estelle, were married on February 19, 1966. They have two children Robert Jr., and Melissa, one grandson Robert III & two granddaughters, Emeral and Demi. The ultimate goal is to help meet the needs of the hurting individuals & show them how they can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Pastor Ronnie Ball accepted Christ as a 16 year old boy at Lily Church in Laurel County, Kentucky. He accepted the call to preach shortly after at the age of 17. Immediately following his high school graduation, he began to pastor his first church at the age of 18.
Pastor Ball married one of his converts/parishioners, Patty Owens, in 1976. They have two sons, Jarred and Billy. Their oldest son Jarred works for the Department of Criminal Justice in Richmond, Kentucky. Their youngest son Billy and his wife Brooklyn have two daughters; six year-old Kenlee and one year-old Lilly. Billy works for the Fayette County Board of Education in Lexington, Kentucky. Jarred and Billy are both actively involved in ministry at Souls' Harbor Church.
Pastors Ronnie and Patty currently serve at Souls' Harbor Church in London, Kentucky where they have been pastors for 24 years. They have been favored of the Lord to have the privilege of leading a church in their hometown community. God is blessing their ministry to the extent that a second service has been added on Sunday mornings to accommodate the needs of their growing church. Pastors Ronnie and Patty have a tremendous passion for local and foreign missions and work tirelessly to support both. They also have a very special concern and love for the youth in their communities and make great efforts to promote outreach and ministry for them.
Wes Courtney has faithfully served the congregation of Revival Temple in Walker, Louisiana since 1977 in various areas of the church. In April, 2001, he began his tenure as Lead Pastor, and serves the congregation of Revival Temple with a genuine heart of compassion, and a tremendous desire to see people walk in the freedom and authority given to them by the power of the Cross.